Supporters of same sex marriage rally in Asbury Park, New Jersey today.
Several national and local groups want lawmakers to override governor Chris Christie's veto last year of a bill that would recognize same sex marriage.
They model their campaign on successful efforts in New York, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Maine.
They plan to outreach Republicans, small business owners, major NJ employers, and industry group.
A lawsuit pressing state courts to allow gay marriage is scheduled for a key hearing next month.